Kevin Holder

  • Year of Call 2011

Introduction

Introduction

Kevin undertook his pupillage at 33 Bedford Row under the tutelage of a senior commercial and insurance law practitioner. This followed an extended period of devilling undertaking insurance and commercial work. Prior to commencing pupillage, Kevin was legal adviser to an LLP, advising on regulatory compliance, capital acquisitions, commercial contracts, licensing agreements, intellectual property protection, franchising, taxation and employment legislation.

Kevin's work includes drafting statements of case, contractual documents, insurance policies and advising on and representing clients before the High Court and County Court in commercial, chancery, international, taxation and insurance and personal injury matters. Particular areas of interest are Monaco and San Marino tax law, international residence and domicile, aircraft and maritime brokerage, policy wording and coverage, subrogated recovery actions on behalf of insurers, and advising financial institutions on financial regulation and international trade sanctions.

Qualifications

LLB (LSE) Law
Harvard Law School – Post Graduate Diploma in US and International Copyright Law
Inns of Court School of Law - Bar Professional Training Course, in Civil Litigation and Evidence

Insurance

Insurance

Kevin has undertaken work for Allied World Assurance Company as external underwriting counsel and acted on behalf of CNA Hardy, OAMPS, Regis Mutual Management, The Military Mutual, The Livery Companies Mutual, Magic Circle and specialist Insurance Law Firms.

To increase his commercial understanding of Insurance and underwriting principles and practice he has interned at Cathedral (now part of Lancashire Group), Leviathan (now part of Beazley), and Guy Carpenter. Kevin's work includes policy drafting and advising upon reinsurance coverage, subrogated recovery of outlay, and coverage disputes arising out of policy construction, misrepresentation and non-disclosure. Recent achievements include drafting a market leading MDBI policy, mutualising the Military Mutual, defeating Royal Sun Alliance’s Force and Violence (F&V) clause to secure a $1million claim by his Insured client, successfully avoiding a proximate clause exclusion, and successfully defeating a Syrian claim on the basis of international law. He has recently been involved in adapting policies to comply with the provisions of the Insurance Act 2015, which came into force on the 12th August 2016.

 

Property

Property

Kevin is experienced in all areas of real property and landlord and tenant law, in both residential and commercial matters. He is regularly called upon to advise and provide representation before the Courts and the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).  Recent cases have concerned:

  • Adverse Possession
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Beneficial interest in property
  • Contentious lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Extent of demise in leases
  • Shopping Centre Leases and Licences
  • Forfeiture
  • Leasehold Enfranchisement
  • Easements
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Repairing Covenants
  • Rights of Way
  • Mortgages
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Specific Performance

Commercial Chancery

Commercial Chancery

Kevin is regularly instructed to represent parties in commercial and chancery disputes and non-contentious matters. Recent achievements include successfully acting on behalf of a broker in dispute with a leading European manufacturer of commercial and military aircraft regarding circumvention/ non payment of commission on aircraft transactions, and a telecoms intermediary in a dispute with an infrastructure provider. Kevin has drafted an international brokerage agreement for the sourcing of multi- million pound yachts, and advised a private client on the aquisition of a historic and culturally significant car collection valued at £150,000,000. He recently drafted an agreement and deed of trust between a British and Hong Kong Company to acquire and operate a communications satellite. 

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Kevin has acted as Standing Counsel to an Independent Records Company and a company specialising in licensing music and video rights. He advises musicians, filmmakers, and IT professionals on how to safeguard, defend, and license their creative works. He also acts for publishers and corporate licensors. Kevin has worked closely with the former Legal Director of BBC Worldwide, who is a consultant for a number of major UK and foreign broadcasters. Recent achievements include negotiating and drafting a multi-million pound software licensing agreement, advising a corporate client on a major software licensing dispute, and assisting a fellow member of chambers in representing an internationally acclaimed UK music artist and composer (who has achieved several UK Chart No.1s) in negotiations concerning a historic copyright dispute.

Kevin has a keen interest in the mechanics and theory of international law and its transnational permutations. In addition to his studies of UK copyright law he also studied US and International Copyright Law at Harvard University. This provides him with a comparative law insight and enriches the breadth of advice he is able to provide, particularly in relation to international agreements. In his spare time, Kevin creates and publishes music, records short films, and is learning a number of web development and coding languages. He therefore has a passion not only for intellectual property law, but also the material that it seeks to protect, and the industries it seeks to sustain.

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Kevin has an extensive personal injury practice acting on behalf of corporate defendants and their insurers. He is regularly instructed by leading defence firms and has a reputation for thoroughness and tenacity.

Kevin advises on both liability and quantum, drafts statements of case, and represents clients at CMCs and fast track and multi-track trials.

Kevin has successfully represented clients including Virgin Active, Bourne Leisure, NCP Car Parks, Park Resorts and Greene King.

 

Insolvency

Insolvency

Kevin has experience in corporate and personal insolvency disputes and is instructed by insolvency practitioners, third party creditors, and respondents. Kevin recently advised creditors on their potential rights of redress following the collapse of a major international high street clothing retailer. His work includes applications to set aside statutory demands, High Court injunctive relief, bankruptcy and winding up petitions.  

Qualifications

Qualifications

LLB (LSE) Law
Harvard Law School – Post Graduate Diploma in US and International Copyright Law
Inns of Court School of Law - Bar Professional Training Course, in Civil Litigation and Evidence

Direct Access

Direct Access

Kevin is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct Kevin on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at clerks@33bedfordrow.co.uk.